God Particle, the long-gestating Cloverfield sequel, may have found a home at Netflix.
Originally slated for a February 2017 release, God Particle has bounced from date to date, from February to October 27, to February 2, to April 20, 2018. There are a few conflicting reports about the reasons behind the rescheduling; whatever the case may be, Paramount is ready to hand over the anticipated sci-fi sequel to Netflix.
No deal is nailed down as of yet, but typically when Netflix jumps into the fray they end up getting what they want. According to the report in Deadline, if Netflix does land God Particle, the release date could move again, this time shuffling up to an earlier release date. Whatever the case, the sequel already has a viral marketing campaign underway.
There is Tagruato, a website for a fake mining company. There are a few interesting breadcrumbs, and The Playlist had someone decode this message:
Tokyo – January 18 2018 Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology In what Ceo Ganu Yoshida called a technological great leap foreward for our planet This renewable technology will take at least 4 year to complete with along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by april 18 2028.
God Particle stars David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd as astronauts who do… sci-fi astronaut things. That isn’t as interesting as what 10 Cloverfield Lane turned out to be, not on paper anyway. We’ve had plenty of space movies the last five years.
Stay tuned as this business gets sorted out.